Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bank robbers like Fridays and southern banks according to FBI

The FBI has released a report on bank robberies. According to the agency's statistics, there were 1,310 robberies, 13 burglaries, two larcenies and six extortions of financial institutions reported between July 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2010.

* Loot was taken in 90 percent of the incidents, totaling more than $9.3 million.
* Of the loot taken, 20 percent, or nearly $1.4 million, was recovered and returned to financial institutions.
* Bank crimes most frequently occurred on Friday. Regardless of the day, the time frame when bank crimes occurred most frequently was between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
* Acts of violence were committed in 4 percent of the incidents, resulting in 21 injuries, four deaths, and nine people being taken hostage.3
* Demand notes were the most common modus operandi used, closely followed by oral demands.4
* Most violations occurred in the southern region of the U.S., with 482 reported incidents.


The FBI notes: These statistics were recorded as of October. 27, 2010. Note that not all bank crimes are reported to the FBI, and therefore the report is not a complete statistical compilation of all bank crimes that occurred in the U.S.

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